Ceramic nuclear fuels [proceedings of the] international symposium, May 3-8, 1969, Washington, D.C.

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Statementsponsored by the Nuclear Division of the American Ceramic Society. Edited by Owen L. Kruger [and] Alexis I. Kaznoff.
ContributionsKruger, Owen L., 1932- ed., Kaznoff, Alexis I., 1933- ed., American Ceramic Society. Nuclear Division.
LC ClassificationsTK9360 .C47
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Pagination252 p.
Number of Pages252
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Open LibraryOL4543800M
LC Control Number77011082

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